United Kingdom Current Account

Country:
United Kingdom
GBP, Pound sterling
Sector:
Trade
Medium £-23.707 B £-21.214 B
£-22.988 B
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
£-20.491 B
£-23.707 B
Next release Actual Forecast
Previous
  • Overview
  • Chart
  • History
  • Widget

The Current Account reflects the balance of transactions between UK residents and the rest of the world. It is the sum of net trade balance (the difference between exported and imported goods and services), the net factor income of UK residents (such as interest, dividends, etc.) and net transfer payments (e.g. foreign donations) to UK residents.

In other words, the current account includes operations between UK residents and non-residents in relation to goods, services, primary (investment) and secondary (transaction) income.

The value includes three major components: goods and services, income (wages and earnings on investments) and current transfers. The balance of goods and services is calculated based on exports and imports. The balance of income includes wages and earnings on foreign investments (minus payments made to non-resident investors). Current transfers mean transfer of money between residents and non-residents; these transfers are not related to the above-mentioned components and may include donations, aids, private money transfers, pension payments, alimony, etc.

A positive current account balance indicates that the country is a net lender to the rest of the world. A negative value shows that the nation is a net borrower.

The impact of the indicator on the pound sterling may vary depending on current economic conditions. Most often the growth of the current account is seen as positive for the US dollar.

Last values:

actual data

forecast

The chart of the entire available history of the "United Kingdom Current Account" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
4 Q 2018
£-23.707 B
£-21.214 B
£-22.988 B
3 Q 2018
£-26.522 B
£-24.409 B
£-19.954 B
2 Q 2018
£-20.317 B
£-8.517 B
£-15.692 B
1 Q 2018
£-17.72 B
£-16.438 B
£-19.537 B
4 Q 2017
£-18.443 B
£-35.344 B
£-19.173 B
3 Q 2017
£-22.784 B
£-28.331 B
£-25.821 B
2 Q 2017
£-23.182 B
£-22.161 B
£-22.256 B
1 Q 2017
£-16.89 B
£-12.09 B
4 Q 2016
£-12.088 B
£-25.701 B
3 Q 2016
£-25.49 B
£-22.08 B
2 Q 2016
£-28.684 B
£-26.999 B
1 Q 2016
£-32.59 B
£-33.96 B
4 Q 2015
£-32.7 B
£-20.1 B
3 Q 2015
£-17.46 B
£-17.49 B
2 Q 2015
£-16.767 B
£-24 B
1 Q 2015
£-26.548 B
£-28.93 B
4 Q 2014
£-25.3 B
£-27 B
3 Q 2014
£-27.7 B
£-23.1 B
2 Q 2014
£-23.1 B
£-18.495 B
1 Q 2014
£-20.5 B
£-22.4 B
4 Q 2013
£-23.519 B
£-20.721 B
3 Q 2013
£-22.8 B
£-13 B
2 Q 2013
£-6.156 B
£-14.512 B
1 Q 2013
£-21.8 B
£-14.037 B
4 Q 2012
£-13.617 B
£12.8 B
3 Q 2012
£-15.074 B
£-20.8 B
2 Q 2012
£-17.433 B
£-11.2 B
1 Q 2012
£-15.4 B
£-8.451 B
4 Q 2011
£-7.228 B
£-15.226 B
3 Q 2011
£-10.515 B
£-2.022 B
2 Q 2011
£-7.386 B
£-9.35 B
1 Q 2011
£-4.12 B
£-10.488 B
4 Q 2010
£-12.956 B
£-9.568 B
3 Q 2010
£-8.663 B
£-7.383 B
2 Q 2010
£-5.22 B
£-9.63 B
1 Q 2010
£-11.298 B
£-1.7 B
4 Q 2009
£0.52 B
£-4.7 B
3 Q 2009
£-5.9 B
£-11.4 B
2 Q 2009
£-4.4 B
£-8.5 B
1 Q 2009
£-4.1 B
£-7.6 B
4 Q 2008
£-8.8 B
£-7.7 B
3 Q 2008
£-8.2 B
£-11 B
2 Q 2008
£-6.4 B
£-8.4 B
1 Q 2008
£-5.5 B
£-8.5 B
4 Q 2007
£-8.5 B
£19.1 B
3 Q 2007
£-19.1 B
£-9.1 B
2 Q 2007
£-13.7 B
£-12.2 B

Economic calendar widget for your website

Create your own calendar of economic events. To do this, simply specify its size and display period. You can freely use this widget on your websites. In return, we ask you to keep the provided code unchanged.

The Calendar data are provided as is. The economic news release frequency and schedule, as well as the economic parameters' values may change without our knowledge. You can use the provided information, but you accept all the risks associated with making trade decisions based on the Calendar data.

Display area

Widget type

Display information

Default calendar period

Widget language

Date format

Your embed code

Copy widget codeCopied

Preview